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Jan 20, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Tail Spin looks good i like the patch over the one pilot.

Here are my two new pilots, One is a 1/10 RAF Battle of Britain Pilot and a 1/8 WWII German fighter pilot. Both come with a removable oxygen mask. They are available on my website The German pilot is coming out next week. Also is a pic of the 1/8 US Navy.

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Jan 20, 2012, 05:20 PM
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any plans for a 1/10 German?
Jan 20, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Hey David if parkzone comes out with another German warbird like the 190 I will definitely will do one. I chose the larger size German because there is a more arfs/rtfs in that size.

Jan 20, 2012, 05:51 PM
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thanks. i scratch a lot of Luft 46 stuff at 1/10, and that size would be great.
keep us informed of updates.
Feb 13, 2012, 07:51 AM
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These are great pilot figures ...

I received my pilot on Thursday, from Matt (Foamie4life) and picked up some paints on Friday. This is my first pilot, so it is also my first pilot paint job. I was amazed how easy it was using the "Aces Paint Presentation" as a guide. My pilot came out exactly as I had hoped, here are some pics:
Feb 13, 2012, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by gkalush
using the "Aces Paint Presentation" as a guide.
What is that?

Great results.
Feb 13, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Here is the guide I was referring to ... I hope it helps you ... it sure did me!
Mar 05, 2012, 03:07 AM
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Just finished painted th 1/12 USAAF pilot

Hi Matt,

Came out pretty good! A little more difficult to paint due to detail and size, but the results were awesome. Great product!
Mar 23, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Saweet gkalush, that looks awesome!

Here is my latest 1/8 USAAF comes with a mask just not done yet.

Mar 23, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Last edited by Bare; Apr 06, 2012 at 02:08 PM.
Apr 06, 2012, 02:07 PM
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reading this very fascinating thread..
Went out and bought some 'michaels' version of Sculpey which in itself is a clone of Fymo ?
Only because my supply of Fymo has gone missing.
I found, to my chagrin, that unlike Fymo which is quite stiff and solid that the new stuff, is almost butter soft and seems unable to hold it's shape... even passably.
Did I buy substandard crap in the interests of saving a few $
Or is my memory of my previous use of Fymo for pilots
('bout 12 years aqo :-) flawed?
Should I now just go buy some Fymo and get on with it?

ps; I'm needing a 1:16 luftwaffe pilot.
Last edited by Bare; Apr 06, 2012 at 02:13 PM.
Apr 06, 2012, 02:36 PM
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It helps to make an armature (internal structure) out of tinfoil to keep from squashing your pilot as you try to mold him.
Apr 06, 2012, 10:28 PM
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thank you for that.. I did read of that technique in the thread..
Methinks I'm off to the shop tomorrow to buy ... genuine.. FYMO though.
IIRC it did not require bits of tin foil as a skeleton/armature, being satisfyingly stiff enough to hold it's shape.. reliably.. without ancillary supports..
Sigh.. I ...really... should know better by now.. Buy Cheap.. Buy twice.
Apr 07, 2012, 11:36 AM
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It's a trade-off. If you use something that is plastic enough to make small details then it becomes difficult to keep from squashing the overall shape. But if you use something stiffer then it doesn't take small details as well. I build my heads and torsos separately so I can reposition the head however I want once he's ready for the cockpit. Twist up a "tadpole" of aluminum foil for the skull and neck and you'll keep from squashing the head while still being able to hold details. Same thing for the chest... make a brick of foil with a hole in it for the neck to fit into. And the aluminum foil core means you can bake your creation more evenly without cracking because the clay layer is only about 1/4" thick.
Apr 07, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Hmm good info.. thanks again.
Fymo is the 'real thing' though, night 'n day difference betwixt it and the crappy clone/imitator. Fresh Fymo supply on hand and it's just as user friendly it was in my memory, from years ago.
Soooooo much better/ nicer to work with.
It holds both it's shape and detail sans 'armature' and isn't silly fraqile during playing with it.. V nice imo.
No cracking... even at 3/4" thick, frankly never even knew that was an issue, until mentioned here.
Clearly; buy cheap.. buy twice, kids, I've learned my lesson.
Now I can concentrate on doing a passable (?) sculpting effort rather than fighting with recalcitrant goop :-).

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